Executive Board

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Jan Paul de Vries

Jan Paul de Vries was born in the Netherlands. In 1984, he joined DSM where he held various management positions. In 2008, he took over the management of the DSM Elastomers Business Unit. Following the acquisition of this business by LANXESS in May 2011, he moved to the specialty chemicals company. Since January 2013, he has been responsible for the global business of the High Performance Elastomers Business Unit.


Member of Executive Board
Jorge Alberto Nogueira

Jorge Alberto Nogueira was born in Argentina. He began his career with U.S. chemical company Dow Chemical in Brazil. Later he moved to French chemical company Rhône-Poulenc, holding various positions in Brazil, China, the U.S. and France. From 2007, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Brazilian elastomeric producer Petroflex, S.A. Following its acquisition by LANXESS, Nogueira held various management positions in the specialty chemicals company. Since January 2015, he has led the business unit Tire & Specialty Rubbers. Jorge Nogueira is a member of the Executive Board of ARLANXEO.


Chief Financial Officer
Ali Ba-Baidhan

Ali Ba-Baidhan was born in Saudi Arabia. He began his career with Saudi Aramco in 1984 and has served in various accounting, corporate finance and treasury positions, including Financial Controller of Saudi Aramco Total Refining Company (SATORP), Chief Financial Officer of Aramco Trading Company, and Manager Contract Review & Cost Compliance Department. Since February 2013, he has served as Manager of the Operation Accounting Department of Saudi Aramco. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aramco Gulf Oil Company (AGOC). Ali Ba-Baidhan is Chief Financial Officer of ARLANXEO.


Chief Procurement Officer
Fayez Alsharef

Fayez Alsharef began his career with Saudi Aramco in 2002 and before that he worked with SABIC for nine years. At Saudi Aramco he served in various leadership roles in the areas of operations and business development, including leading the commercial team responsible for the establishment of Sadara. He was Vice President, Chemicals Sales and Marketing at Aramco Trading Company from January 1st 2014 to October 2015, after which he moved to become the manager of Domestic Sales and Logistics Department responsible for Saudi Aramco's domestic sales of all feedstocks and fuels. Fayez Alsharef is Chief Procurement Officer of ARLANXEO.



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